Eduard 1:48 F6F-3 Hellcat
Another TMMI submission for a while back. Additions include a Quickboost R-2800, a Jaguar resin interior (meant for the Hasegawa kit), ultracast prop, and assorted other tidbits fashioned out of plastic stock.
Colors are custom mixed using Mr. color lacquers. National insignias are also painted using Eduard's vinyl masks.
During World War Two the US Navy stressed the team, not the individual, so I decided to model a plain everyday ‘Cat with ubiquitous markings. All too often we celebrate the “ace” in aircraft modeling and overlook the significant contributions of the average pilot. Hats off to all the "brown shoes".
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